H.R. 7176 - Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 7176 PDF XML

    (as introduced)

    Text of H.R. 7176 PDF XML

    (as engrossed)

    Comparative Print PDF

    Showing the differences between H.R. 1130 (as reported) and H.R. 7176 (as introduced)

    Comparative Print PDF

    Showing the differences between Section 10008 of H.R. 1 (as engrossed) and H.R. 7176 (as introduced)

    H. Rept. 118-18 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce to accompany H.R. 1130

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE of 9-4 on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Agreed to by a record vote of 212-208, after agreeing to the previous question by a record vote of 212-206, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

MANAGERS: Reschenthaler/McGovern


Closed rule for H.R. 7176.


Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.


Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.


Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.


Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or their respective designees.


Provides one motion to recommit.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Porter (CA)DemocratStrikes the following sentence from the bill: “In determining whether to approve or deny an application under this paragraph, the Commission shall deem the exportation or importation of natural gas to be consistent with the public interest.”Submitted
2Version 1Houlahan (PA), Bacon (NE)Bi-PartisanRequires the Commission to deny applications with regards to covered foreign countries, including China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran, as well as foreign entities owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of the government of those countries.Submitted
3Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratRequires that at least 15% of total natural gas exports be on U.S.-built, flagged, and crewed vessels by 2046. Inserts verbatim text of Section 2(a) from Rep. Garamendi's bipartisan "Energizing American Shipbuilding Act" (H.R.6724).Submitted
4Version 1Williams (NY)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires LNG export facility projects to disclose whether they are receiving investments from countries of concern (China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea) in order to be authorized.Withdrawn
5Version 1Perry (PA)RepublicanProvides exemptions from coastwise laws for vessels transporting liquefied natural gas. These exemptions do not apply to Russian owned, flagged, or crewed ships.Submitted
6Version 1Schakowsky (IL)DemocratPrevents the act from going into effect until the Secretary of Energy reports back to Congress on the impacts of waiving public interest considerations for LNG export facilities.Submitted